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What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the protection of a digital network from criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data.

How is a Virus Different from Malware?

A virus is a type of malware attached to an application file. When the application starts, any viruses present also get activated. Often, viruses are spread through e-mail attachments.

Malware is an abbreviation for malicious software. Malware is a software which may steal information, commit financial fraud, or damage an application on your system.

Email Security by the Numbers

On an average day in the Town of Cary:

  • 2,856 emails are blocked
  • 168 are tagged as possible spam
  • 1,581 are allowed through

Malware Threats to Beware of

  • 154 Malware threats are counted on an average day.
  • The current file (W32.Auto.473e61.MASH.SR.SBX.VIOC) with the highest threat was counted up to 124 times in a day.


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